Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Free Tickets To The Theater

My mom just called and told me to check out a website that she just read about, www.freenightoftheater.net. And I wanted to share it with you my blog friends. This Thursday at noon, you can get online and order 2 tickets to a local Play of your choice. We live close to Cincinnati and are very fortunate to have many theaters to choose from. My mom, sister, and I have been season tickets holders to the Arronoff Center for a long time, which allows us to see alot of plays every year. If going to a play is something that you have always wanted to do, or try, get online on Thursday at noon, they say tickets go fast and give it a try. You can go there now and see what will be available on Thursday, my mom and I are going to try for two different plays so hopefully we can go twice! The article also says to check back as more plays and venues are being added all the time.
Here are just a couple of the many plays that we have really enjoyed over the years!





Good luck, and see you at the theater! Sue

Sunday, September 27, 2009

To Dye or Not To Dye?

Ok, Here is the question.... To Dye or not to Dye?? I have been coloring my hair for probably almost 20 years. I will admit it, I am 47, YIKES! My grandma was completely grey at 30, so I have been told! She had that white grey hair, you know the color. I guess I took after her, because for a time, I was greyer, then my mother. I have been giving this ALOT of thought and wonder, when is enough enough, when do you stop fighting and just give in to the inevitable? I see attractive woman walking around with grey hair and think wow they look great! I always wonder when they finally just decide to let it go, and do it's natural thing? Look at these lovely women who are grey...





And yes I know JAmie Lee Curtis is in there twice, that is because that is probably the color grey I will end up being, that salt and pepper grey, and she looks fantastic, doesnt she?
So my question to you my dear probably nongrey blogger friends, is what do you do? ARE you grey? Do you color? Have you decided to just go natural and let it all, the grey, hang out? I need advice! And it doesnt help that I have a husband who looks so young at almost 50 that people think he is our son's brother, lol! Can't wait to hear what all of you say!
Have a great week! I am sure I will, I just dyed my grey and am a beautiful shade of brown color, hey I said I hadnt decided when to let it go, and I'm a whimp, and I dont want to look like my husband's mother, so sue me! LOL Thanks so much for stopping by! Sue

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Decorating 2007??

Happy Fall Y'All! I love fall and fall decorating, so I wanted to join this fun party sponsored by Rhondi at Rose Colored Glasses

(Stop over at the Party to see other bloggers fall decorating!)
But because our son moved home with alll of his STUFF until his house closing, in 2 weeks, I can not get to my decorations. UGHHH! But I did remember that I had taken pics of my decorating from 2007, so although these are not current, you havent seen them before, so I thought I would share....






After Bryan moves out and into his new home, I hope to be able to decorate and post some new pics, enjoy this first day of Fall, Happy Decorating!
Thanks for stoppin by, Sue

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fall Is Almost Officially Here And Do I Have A Recipe For You!

September is 2/3 over already, does anyone else find that almost impossible to believe? Fall is definitely showing it's color around our parts, southern Indiana, close to Cincy. I walk our little fur babies every day and see the changes daily. The crisp air, the changing leaves, I love it! How can anyone not like Fall?
We had our Charity Bunco Night on Friday and it was a big success! We cleared $1,000 but more importantly the ladies had a BLAST! I think we will for sure do it next year, and hope for more women to attend.
I had to go to work on Saturday, just for a couple of hours. A husband and wife came down from Indy and loved our product and ordered quite a bit for their new home, so it was definitely worth going in for. Right next door to my work was a church hosting a large yard sale. I just had to stop, what kind of blogger would I be if I didnt?? I found an adorable soup tureen, brand new, in box, that matches a set of dishes I have, and it was only $4, I was thrilled! I also found 2 old ball jars with silver lids, the jars have a grid pattern on them, and I just fell in love, I have already filled one with salt, getting ready for all the baking I will soon be doing! Speaking of baking, I used a Martha Stewart recipe that I discovered last year. Last year I made it in cookie form, but this year I made it into mini muffins, and they are amazing! People, my family gobble them up as soon as they are iced. The recipe is called Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing, and they are too die!!
Ingredients
Makes about 6 dozen
FOR THE COOKIES
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 1/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups canned solid-pack pumpkin (14 ounces)
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
FOR THE ICING
4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon evaporated milk,
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Directions
Make cookies: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg in a medium bowl; set aside.
Put butter and brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in eggs. Reduce speed to low. Add pumpkin, evaporated milk, and vanilla; mix until well blended, about 2 minutes. Add flour mixture; mix until combined.
Transfer 1 1/2 cups batter to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain tip (such as Ateco #806). Pipe 1 1/2-inch rounds onto parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing 1 inch apart. Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until tops spring back, about 12 minutes. Cool on sheets on wire racks 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks; let cool completely.
Make icing: Put confectioners' sugar in a large bowl; set aside. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, swirling pan occasionally, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Immediately add butter to confectioners' sugar, scraping any browned bits from sides and bottom of pan. Add evaporated milk and vanilla; stir until smooth. Spread about 1 teaspoon icing onto each cookie. If icing stiffens, stir in more evaporated milk, a little at a time. Cookies can be stored in single layers in airtight containers at room temperature up to 3 days.
I made them exactly as the recipe states except for cooking them as mini muffins, which I sprayed with Pam, they slid out of the pan. You have to give them a try, I never knew I liked pumpkin, until I tried these.
After getting home from work and the yard sale, we got ready for our Church Fall Festival. They served pulled pork sandwiches for only $1 they were too good! My children, their boy/girlfriend and my husband and I all went and ate, I treated, yeah I know I'm a big spender, lol.
Today has been a rainy, grocery shopping, Bengal watching kind of day, and I love it! Work tomorrow then who knows what life will have in store for me next??
LEt me know if you try the recipe, I promise you won't regret it! Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by, dont forget to say HI!

Friday, September 4, 2009

A New Look


With all this talk about Fall, my favorite (and it seems like the majority of your) favorite time of year, I decided to change the look of my blog. What isn't there not to like about this season? I love the cool nights, cool mornings, the beautiful colors, which just so happen to be the colors that I decorate with, bonfires, roasted marshmallows, falling leaves, open windows, pumpkins, indian corn, mums, scarecrows, hay rides, fall tablescapes, you name it, I just love it all!











OK so how can you not like, no love all this???
Let me know what you like to do this time of year??
Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment and say HI!
For more fall looking blogs, these ladies are really good! Check out Cheri's Decorate the Holidays!! I was even chosen as a favorite this week!!